Hi! I have bought an iPod touch 3rd generation 8gb used and just got it in today. I think the former owner could possibly not have restored factory settings properly. It has the typical "connect to itunes" screen on when I turn it on. I can turn it off and on. But when I plug it in, neither my itunes (up to date 11.0.4) nor even my macbook recognize it. I put it into DFU mode while it was plugged in. I turned it off, held down both buttons until the apple came and passed, let go of power button while holding down home and itunes never picked it up. I tried using the cable (I believe a standard apple 30-pin cable) on a different ipod (5th generation nano), and it connected to that one just fine. I'm beginning to think there might be something wrong with the dock connector, but it doesn't seem bent or damaged, and the person who sold it to me (although I did buy it over ebay) says that it was working just fine when they cleared it before it shipped. Does anyone have any other suggestions or believe that something else is wrong besides the dock connector? Thank you! Allie Update: When I turn it off and plug it into the wall (without hitting any buttons), it powers up and charges.